ERIC Number: ED357581
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1991-Feb
Reference Count: N/A
Interagency Service Coordination: Initial Findings from Six States.
Harbin, Gloria L.; Terry, Delores V.
In-depth case studies were conducted in six states, concerning interagency service coordination in implementing Part H of Public Law 99-457, which calls for a comprehensive and coordinated system of service delivery to developmentally delayed infants and toddlers and their families. Major findings included: (1) states were unable to answer questions critical to developing service coordination; (2) states were at different levels in the development of a vision of and a process for interagency service provision; (3) states' purposes in coordinating services were to coordinate a single aspect of the service system for developmentally delayed children, coordinate all services for developmentally delayed children, coordinate services for developmentally delayed and at-risk children, or coordinate all programs for children; (4) approaches taken were single agency only, single agency dominant, single agency as ringmaster, or separate interagency unit; (5) states varied in the number of factors facilitating the development of policies for interagency coordination; and (6) patterns emerged for successful development of interagency service coordination. Appendices contain a review of the literature and a discussion of the study's research methodology. (Contains approximately 35 references.) (JDD)
Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Special Education Programs (ED/OSERS), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: North Carolina Univ., Chapel Hill. Carolina Policy Studies Program.
Identifiers - Laws, Policies, & Programs: Education of the Handicapped Act 1986 (Part H)